Identity Theft reported in Rabun County

A case of identity theft was recently reported to the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office.  On Aug. 9, a 65-year-old Dillard resident told a deputy that a male subject called and stated that he was from the Social Security Office.  Before the resident realized it was a scam, he had given the caller his Social Security number along with other identifying information. The Rabun County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to never give out personal information over the phone and instead if you have questions about a call, hang up, and call local law enforcement to verify the legitimacy of the caller.